With over 30 years of experience, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife control company. At Critter Control of West Palm Beach, we're skilled at dealing with many of West Palm Beach's most bothersome pest animals. Whether you need to remove raccoons, bats or squirrels from your attic, or get rid of armadillos that are damaging your property, you can trust Critter Control to get the job done safely, effectively and humanely.
Dedicated to animal pest control excellence, our staff of professionals at Critter Control includes biologists, zoologists, animal control officers, and anti-cruelty employees. Our highly qualified animal control teams can handle nearly any wildlife control issue in West Palm, with the help of our unique accumulation of expert knowledge. From risky alligator removal to basic bird control, we conduct each job under the highest of humane animal-handling standards.
Q&A with Local Franchisee Joe Felegi
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Rodents, raccoons, bats and squirrels.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
We're busy in the fall and winter months. Business dips in the heat of the summer months, June, July and August.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Hearing noises in attics. Finding droppings, or hearing scratching noises in the home.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Trim trees away from home and have a professional inspect your property for wildlife activiity.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
When you first hear noises, see damage, notice droppings or smell odors in your home or business.
Common Wildlife Problems in West Palm Beach, FL
The subtropical climate and diverse geography of West Palm Beach, FL, attracts a unique population of pests. Alligators and armadillos
are found in abundance and create dangers with their aggression and habit of digging up gardens, respectively. Other, more common pest critters include raccoon
, and opossums
. These nuisances get inside homes, contaminate foodstuffs, and transmit diseases. Finally, the area is home to several species of rare and endangered birds. West Palm Beach residents may encounter bald eagles, seaside sparrows, and wood storks, which can be a pain to remove from private properties without violating state or federal laws.
Adaptable to many conditions, raccoon regularly steal food from trash cans and travel through yards in West Palm Beach. These pests often live near or even inside homes and garages, which increases the risk of an encounter. Since some Florida raccoons carry rabies, a bite can be serious.
A common West Palm Beach nuisance, Squirrels chew tree bark and dig up garden plants. Though these behaviors annoy homeowners, the animals pose dangers as well. When a squirrel invades a home, it can gnaw on wiring, causing a fire hazard.
Broken vents and gaps in roofing allow Bats into Florida attics. The pests sometimes transmit rabies, and their droppings can encourage harmful mold to grow indoors. To make matters worse, feces crumbles when dry, making it easy to inhale disease-causing spores.
More West Palm Beach Pests
Snakes are another type of animal that loves the warm South Florida weather. West Palm Beach is home to venomous cottonmouths, coral snakes, and several types of rattlesnakes. Harmless garter and rat snakes also frequent local yards and gardens. Whether its venom is deadly or not, any of these species can deliver a painful bite.